Qui # 3

World Literature II
Quiz # 3
Name ________________________
March 5, 2009
True (A) or False (B):
_____ Jean Racine, author of Phaedra, is known for his complex, multiple plotlines within his tragedies.
_____ In Racine s play Phaedra, Hippolytus willfully and freely gives up the
throne of Athens to Aricia, the daughter of Athens original king before the
coming of Theseus, Hippolytus father
_____ In the play Phaedra, Hippolytus while banished had dedicated his life to
the will of the goddess Aphrodite since the sexual pleasures she offers are
his only comforts far from home.
_____ In his examination of various types of love in Phaedra, Racine seems to
be suggesting that no matter the difficulty, following the passions of one’s
heart always is the best choice
_____ François-Marie Arouet chose his pen name Voltaire because he had been
in trouble with the French government and in fact had been imprisoned in
the Bastille for 11 months
_____ While considered one of the great philosophers of the enlightenment,
Voltaire in Candide suggests the uselessness of philosophical speculation
_____ Although a brilliant essayist and author, Voltaire had no head for business
and passed away relying on the kindness of admirers.
_____ In humor it is important that the reader empathize with the action going on
in the story.
_____ Black humor such as that found in Candide contains no historically
accurate descriptions of events because the horror characteristic of it could
only be funny if it were impossible.
_____ When she is approached by Don Fernando d'Ibaraa y Figueora y
Mascarenes y Lampourdos y Souza, (who is constantly twirling his
mustachio) Cunegund, Candide’s beloved, determines that no matter what
happens she will marry Candide since she owes her very life to him.
_____ Candide believes he kills his former master the son and heir to the Baron
of Thunder-ten-tronckh,
Name ____________________
Quiz # 3
March 7, 2016
True (A) or False (B) Continued:
_____ Candide, just after his encounter with the Reverend Father Commandant
(and the brother of his beloved), runs into some girls who are being chased
by monkeys. Because he kills the animals he is made a hero among the
savage the Oreillons.
_____ In Candide the people of El Dorado believe in one God but ask Him for
nothing in prayer—they only give thanks.
_____ There is no religion in El Dorado, since their clear rational minds have
seen no reality in divinity.
_____ When Candide finally finds his beloved Cunegund for the last time she has
through her wretched life become so hideous that he can no longer bear to
marry her.
Multiple Choice:
In Phaedra, who accuses Hippolytus of an attempt on Phaedra s virtue?
(A) Phaedra herself, (B) Aricia, Princess of the Blood Royal of Athens,
(C) Theramenes, tutor of Hippolytus,(D) Oenone, nurse of Phaedra.
_____ What initially drew the recruiters for the Bulgarians army to Candide?
(A) the fact that Candide is Bulgarians, (B) his skill with a steak knife
which they observe over dinner, (C) his excellent singing voice especially
in that he manages to make the hideous Bulgarian anthem less agonizing
to hear, (D) his height, him being five feet and five inches tall..
_____ How does James the Anabaptist perish in Candide? (A) he drowns in a
storm before the unconcerned eyes of a sailor for whom he had just risked
his life to save, (B) he trips on a pebble and cracks his head on some
rubble after surviving the collapse of Lisbon's devastating earthquake, (C)
he is burned at the stake as a heretic after engaging an inquisitor about
theology, (D) He doesn’t die; Candide only thinks he dies.
_____ How does the “Old Woman,” Cunegund’s servant, lose her one buttock?
(A) Venereal Disease, (B) She was born without one, (C) it is eaten by her
captors, (D) it is worn off by constant donkey riding.
_____ At the end of Candide, Candide Pangloss, Martin,Cacambo and the old
woman all end up where? (A) in a castle, (B) on a deserted island, (C) in a
convent, (D) on a small farm cultivating a garden.